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The aims of CAWRA are:-

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Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday each month

Venue - Cloverfield Church and Community Centre at 8:00 PM
Future dates :-

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Meeting to include AGM
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Wednesday 28th November 2018

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    Breckland Good Causes Lottery

The Breckland ‘Good Cause’ Lottery has been launched today and tickets are now ready to buy.
We hope that you will purchase these which all greatly benefit the CAWRA area.
Click on images below for more details

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 "Thetford Proposed Boundary Changes’ - Second Stage Consultation …

On the form you are completing, you are being asked if you …

1) AGREE that there should be NO CHANGES to the existing Thetford Town Boundary so that the new Kingsfleet Estate WILL NOT be included


2) if you DISAGREE that there should be NO CHANGES to the existing Thetford Town Boundary so that the new Kingsfleet Estate WILL be included – therefore that CHANGES SHOULD BE MADE!

• For existing Thetford Residents and Tenants option 2) above would be the recommended proposal i.e, that there should be changes made to incorporate the new Kingsfleet Estate within the Thetford Parish boundary.

Why is this so important?

• Because this would mean that the Residents and Tenants of Croxton, Kilverstone and Brettenham i.e, within the new Kingsfleet Estate, would all pay the same rates of Council Tax as the other Residents and Tenants of Thetford. Do you realise that …

• Currently the Residents and Tenants of Croxton, Kilverstone and Brettenham and the new Kingsfleet Estate are paying considerably less Council Tax then their neighbours in Thetford, yet they still enjoy all the (often expensive to operate) facilities and infrastructure of Thetford which, in itself, is grossly unfair? For them option 1) would probably be their choice – although not necessarily.

• When the building of the new Kingsfleet Estate is begun and eventually completed, these 5,000 new properties will become a huge financial strain on the existing Thetford Residents and Tenants unless everyone is paying the same amount of Council Tax as Thetford’s Residents and Tenants.

• It is extremely important to note that, unless there is a boundary change from the start of building the new houses to incorporate the Estate within the Thetford Town Boundary, Thetford Residents and Tenants alone will be paying much higher amounts of Council Tax to make up the shortfall requirements. • This situation will be ongoing into the future, year on year, unless we all partake in this consultation NOW!

• Just a few minutes of your time now will save lots of concern and serious additional financial burden to us all in the years to come!

• We urgently need you to use the forms to request that the current Thetford Town Boundary be changed to encompass the new estate from the very first houses being built. Completed forms can either be sent / handed in to the Town Council, upstairs, at Kings House, Thetford, sent to mail@thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk or handed in at a CAWRA General Meeting for forwarding on.

• Please express your views in as much detail as possible on the form – this adds further credence to the consultation process.

Thank you.

Your opinions matter greatly and your views regarding boundary change are much appreciated. "

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Proposed Community Garden Project 2018/2019

It is intended to create a Community Garden on the (current) wasteland adjacent to the Cloverfield Church and Community Centre car park area. This area extends from Charlock Road to Green Lane and is approximately 2000 Sq Metres in area (shaded area below).

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The Committee is keen to receive ideas and views from the CAWRA members, residents and tenants regarding layout, features and ‘furnishings’ etc. for this project.

Please consider that the successful implementation of this project will provide a peaceful and reflective communal area and ‘clean up’ a current eyesore.

Items that are not allowed to be incorporated into any design are hedges, ‘closed’ fencing, benches, ‘clustered’ shrubbery, water features etc. There will be no ball games, cycling and similar allowed.

Your views, opinions and ideas are most welcome as, together, we feel that we can create something we can be proud of for years to come by offering this consultation.

  If you wish to participate please provide your name and contact number / email address together with your ideas, views, opinions and even designs if you have any on the form that can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this section or alternatively download the pdf form and bring to the next CAWRA General Meeting.
The closing date for this consultation period is by the end of the meeting on 23rd May, 2018. Thank you.

Click here to go to the form for adding your comments or suggestions.

Click here to download a form in pdf format.

Here is a link to a page with 2 suggestions from residents.

Next Litter Pick

The litter pick for May is to be on the dates below.
Friday 11th May & Saturday 12th May
Meet at 10:30 at the Cloverfield Community Church Car park

We will not be able to obtain the council picking equipment but if you would still like to do a litter pick without pickers and insurance (we are covered by the council insurance when we use their equipment) we will still be there.

Bergamot Play Area Update

Our thanks go to Roz Barnett, Amenities, Land and Property Officer at Thetford Town Council and her work team

for the two new notices placed at the entrances to the Bergamot Children's Play Area.

These notices were produced and successfully installed just a few days after being requested by CAWRA in mid-March.

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 Norfolk County Council to charge for DIY Waste

Norfolk County Council will be charging for "DIY Waste" from 1st April 2018 so if you have any items it might be a good idea to dispose of them before then as the charges are quite high. I wonder what this will do to the fly tipping problems we already have.

Go to the Norfolk County Council page here.

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Barriers on Green Area Adjacent to Bergamot Play Area

 Following continuing discussions with Breckland District Council Environment Officer Stephen Hitchman from March 2107, the damaged and rotten old fencing near to the Bergamot children’s play area on the Willows was replaced over a period of ten days in November 2017 by council contractors SERCO.
The old fencing had been subjected to being walked on and kicked over as the burial of the posts was quite shallow. The new 4” x 4” posts are securely installed 3 feet minimum in depth utilising heavy duty metal anchors and set into dense concrete.
As there are no connecting sections to walk on between the new posts they should easily outlast the previous ones which had been in situ since 2000.
Any tampering with the new posts will be prosecuted as criminal damage.
CAWRA’s thanks go to Mr Hitchman for maintaining the agreement to replace the old fencing and the SERCO team for a job well done!

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Litter Picks

New Team members always wanted.
CAWRA Litter Pick Co-ordinator Rex Ingle welcomes anyone wishing to join his litter picking team or assist with regular letter picks in the CAWRA area.

Next Litter Pick

The litter pick for May is to be on the dates below.
Friday 11th May & Saturday 12th May
Meet at 10:30 at the Cloverfield Community Church Car park

Below are reports from our activities on various parts of the estate

    Litter Pick 13-5-2017

The following people kindly gave up there time to help with our litter pick

Malcolm Neale, Margot Wilson, Rex Ingle, Sheila Wright, Robert Whittaker, Maryam and Ed

O’Connor, Councillor John Newton, Neil Glen, Reverend Helen Jary, Bob Baldwin, Carl and Guy Wheeler, Felicity Gabriel, Sue and Richard Clark, Tom Duchesne, Janice Butler, Catherine Eggleton (Breckland District Council)

In total 25 bags of litter were collected.
   Litter Picks 17th & 18th November 2017

A litter pick spread over 2 days.
 Litter Pick  5th & 6th January 2018

The litter pick was over 2 days with the first day on the area of the estate closest to Green Lane and the second day clearing a length of Green Lane in total we collected approx. 35 bags of rubbish mostly beer cans and bottles plus a lawnmower, traffic cone, car wheels, parts of kitchen cabinets & various garden items.
Litter Pick 16th & 17th February

Another of our 2 day litter picks (we pick for approx. 1.5 hours on each day). With 9 pickers on Friday & 5 on Saturday we collected a large amount of rubbish including large childrens toys, carpet, plastic roofing sheets and a wheelchair. Once again thanks to Rex for organising the litter pick. If you are interested in helping the next pick will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


Below are various documents available from our archive.
Click on the required document section below to view these documents
Note pages will open in a new window.

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Your Committee
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 Rob Butler
 Felicity Gabriel
Treasurer - Vice Chair
 Andy Temple
 Tom Duchesne
Membership Secretary

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   Sue Clark
Vice Chair
Martin Fancourt Rex Ingle
Litter Pick Co-ordinator
Local Thetford Castle Ward Councillors attending CAWRA meetings

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   Jane James
07747 132739
Civic Links, Finance, Planning
John Newton
07788 381783
Allotments, Amenities/Road Safety, Cemetery, Finance, Planning
also a Breckland District Councillor
 Roy Brame
07788 381765
Finance, Personnel/Health & Safety, Planning, Venues, Events & Marketing
also a Breckland District Councillor and a Norfolk County Councillor
  Other Councillors for Thetford Castle Ward
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     Stuart Wright
01842 754166
Civic Links, Planning, Venues, Events & Marketing

Below is a map of the area covered by CAWRA

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Cloverfield, The Willows and St. Andrews are in the Castle Ward of Thetford Town Council
Click here for a map showing the area covered by the Castle Ward
and here for a list of street names in the Castle Ward

Our Gratitude to the following

CAWRA is very grateful to the following for their kind and continuing active support:-

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Who’s responsible … and for what …

 Thetford Town Council is responsible for :-
- Allotments
- Cemetery
-Guildhall/Carnegie/St Peters Church
- Public Toilets
- New litter and dog fouling bins
The council makes comments on all planning applications and - although Breckland District Council make the final decision – they do take any Parish Council’s views into account.
email: mail@thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01842 754247
Breckland District Council is responsible for :-
- Litter/dog fouling/waste
- Abandoned vehicles
- Streetlights-
Noise or nuisance
email: contactus@breckland.gov.uk
Tel: 01362 656870
  Norfolk County Council Highways Department
is responsible for :-
- Highways
- Potholes
- Paths
- Roads
- Underpasses
email: information@norfolk.gov.uk
Tel: 03448 008020

Links - Click on Logos below to go to web sites

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Can be used to report items like street lights not working etc.

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 Write ToThem -
Enter your postcode for the contact details of local & national politicians.
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 Norfolk County Council -
Responsible for :- social services, trading standards, fire and rescue, transport and education
   Breckland Logo  Breckland Council - Responsible for :-
Tax collection (Council Tax & Non-Domestic Rates)
Leisure Services
Refuse collection
Housing Planning
Arts & Entertainment
Environmental Health
   Thetford Town Council Logo  Thetford Town Council - Responsible for :-
local services, help and support for residents,
local businesses, organisations and events.
Also on the home page is a link to subscribe to the council email newsletter.
   CAB Logo  Citizens Advice Bureau:-
Able to advise on virtually any problem.
We particularly recommend them as a first point
of contact for personal problems.

Below are the various ways to contact CAWRA

To send a membership application please click here

To report an issue to CAWRA (please remember CAWRA cannot become involved in personal issues) please click here

To send a general Email to CAWRA please click here

 Also find us on Facebook
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